McDONALD, Alan Robert – Died in his 85th year on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 in London. Beloved husband of Joan Martha McDonald for 60 years. Loving father of Randall (Mary), Terry (Linda Donovan), Rob (Susan) and Scott (Antoinette Ouellette). Dear Grandpa of Michael, Rob (Jillian), Mark (Karna) and Andrew McDonald, Christopher and Jason McDonald, Sarah, Emily and Scott McDonald, Alycia and Matthew McDonald and great-grandpa of Lauren. He will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Olive Frame and Mary McDonald, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Curt. Alan was born in Winnipeg, moved to Montreal to start his married life, and then moved to Ottawa, where his four sons were born, and then moved to Oakville and finally London. He was an avid skier and golfer, and a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Y’s Men, and volunteered in many capacities at the United Church. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation and interment has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Alan are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. Online condolences may be made at


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